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Review: could Gabapentin cause Itching?





Summary: Itching is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 744 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itching 87,571 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 731 people (1.98%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching41.82%32.73%5.45%3.64%12.73%1.82%1.82%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.16%2.06%2.06%9.21%12.70%25.56%48.25%

Severity of Itching when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%46.15%38.46%15.38%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (115 people, 15.73%)
  2. Hypertension (60 people, 8.21%)
  3. Depression (50 people, 6.84%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (48 people, 6.57%)
  5. Neuralgia (42 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (124 people, 16.96%)
  2. Furosemide (89 people, 12.18%)
  3. Lyrica (76 people, 10.40%)
  4. Omeprazole (76 people, 10.40%)
  5. Lisinopril (72 people, 9.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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